The much-awaited 2020 IPL Auction is set to take place in Kochi on December 23. All the franchisees of the Indian Premier League rounded up their budg
The much-awaited 2020 IPL Auction is set to take place in Kochi on December 23. All the franchisees of the Indian Premier League rounded up their budgets, identified gaps in their respective teams, and set the players in the list to be auctioned.
This IPL Auction is set to be the most interesting one till date due to its sheer size. The event will have 292 players going under the hammer and it is expected to be a day of high action. There will be several big names that would be sold at exceptionally high prices along with some exciting flops drafted in as well.
In terms of the regulations, the player salaries will be capped in a certain manner. A salary cap of Rs 85 crore has been set for the franchisees and out of this, 20 crores will be allocated for international players and 5 crores for uncapped players in India. It has also been decided that all franchisees must have a minimum of 18 players and a maximum of 25 players in their squads.
It is also believed that KKR and RCB have the biggest purses to pay for the desired players. The other franchises, like DD, MI and SRH are expected to be comparatively conservative in the way they bid for the players.
All the franchisees have come to terms with the cap that has been set and are looking forward to the premier auction to replenish their team as they set sail to make it to the playoffs once again in the upcoming IPL season.
The teams will be gelling as the December 23 auction draws near and the frenzied tussle to secure the prized players will surely generate plenty of buzz and excitement around the event.
IPL Auction to be held on December 23 in Kochi
The wait is finally over as the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction has been announced to be held on December 23 in Kochi. After the much talked about postponement of the date earlier this month, the authorities have now released the final date for the auction.
Top Players to go Under the Hammer
This year’s auction will see a total of 250 players from across the globe up for grabs. Here is a list of the top players bidding for the IPL teams:
- Mahendra Singh Dhoni: The former captain of the Indian team will be one of the star attractions in the auction.
- Gautam Gambhir: Gambhir, who represented India in several Test matches, is one of the most experienced players in the league.
- Ravindra Jadeja: Considered as one of the most valuable all-rounders in the world, Jadeja is back in the IPL auction.
- Yuvraj Singh: The veteran cricketer is sure to attract a lot of attention with the IPL teams.
- Virat Kohli: The reigning Captain of the Indian team will also be part of the IPL auction.
Expectations This Year
With some of the biggest names in the world of cricket up for grabs, the auction is expected to see a bidding war between the eight franchises. Last year’s auction was a huge success, with the teams shelling out huge amounts for the players. This year too, the teams are likely to spend a lot on the cricketers.
The IPL will also be witnessing a lot of new faces this season who will be looking to make their mark in the tournament. It will be interesting to see how the bidding plays out and who will be the highest bidder for the top players.
The IPL should be an exciting affair with new faces, intense bidding and the return of some of the old favourites. The tournament is set to start on April 1 and will surely be an event to look forward to. So make sure you don’t miss out on the action and get ready for the IPL auction on December 23 in Kochi.